WWE Smackdown taping in Knoxville (correspondents needed), Dot Net Audio, Smackdown dark main event, first Chikara date in Minneapolis, Vickie Guerrero, George Steele, Paul London, Miz movie, Daniel Bryan and MLB
By Jason Powell
-The WWE Smackdown tapings take place tonight in Knoxville, Tennessee at Thompson-Bolling Arena. The advertised main event for Friday's television show is Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Big Show and Mark Henry in a tag team match.
-We are looking for additional correspondents for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping. If you are going to the show and want to help, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Dot Net Members are listening to my 53-minute audio review of Monday's WWE Raw television and the 68-minute Q&A audio show I recorded on Monday afternoon. Join us on the ad-free version of the website by signing up for membership now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page. Recent audio interviews include former WWE creative team member Court Bauer, Matt Hardy, Justin Credible, and Les Thatcher. Plus, the members listen to roughly six hours of exclusive audio content each week.
-The dark main event for tonight's WWE Smackdown taping is Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger, Big Show, and Mark Henry in a six-man tag match.
-Chikara Pro Wrestling has its first date in Minneapolis, Minnesota listed for August 25. The venue is not listed at this time. The group will be in Minot, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D. on the Friday and Saturday leading up to the Minneapolis date. For more details about upcoming Chikara events, visit ChikaraPro.com.
-WWE Hall of Famer George "The Animal" Steele (a/k/a William Myers) is 76 today. He was born on April 16, 1937. Here's hoping the icing on his birthday cake makes his tongue green just for old time's sake.
-WWE Raw authority figure Vickie Guerrero is 45 today. She was born on April 16, 1968.
-Former WWE wrestler Paul London is 33 today. He was born on April 16, 1980.
-WWE and ABC Family have started production on the original movie "Christmas Bounty" that features The Miz. You can read a recent press release on the movie at Zap2It.com. [Thanks to Dot Net reader Juan Mariscal]
-Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick continues to use Daniel Bryan's theme song when he comes to the plate. Dot Net reader Darren Persicke notes that the Detroit Tigers broadcast team spoke about Reddick, his beard, and his little wrestling buddy when the teams played on Friday night.
-There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic tonight.
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